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Launching a Rigorous CBE Program May Be Closer Than You Think: Partnership in Program Design

November 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

CBExchange Breakout Session, Presented by C-BEN

Resulting from a successful partnership between the University of Phoenix and LearningMate, this is a story about executing a CBE redesign of an 11-course Carnegie program in 10 weeks. We focus on purpose — on how commitment to students required the redesign, and process — how we created workflows and procedures that assured quality while meeting market-driven deadlines. We’ll share documents, guidelines, and lessons learned that others can apply to their own programs.

What we will cover:

Attendees will leave with the following outcomes:

  1. A practical model and rationale for why CBE based on credit/clock hours can be achieved and is worth pursuing.
  2. A breakdown and analysis of the component parts of that model and how to prepare for each.
  3. A matrix for decision making on how to implement large scale CBE redesign across multiple degree programs. 
  4. Clear examples of how Carnegie expectations for faculty-time with students can be sustained in a CBE model based on credit/clock hours.
  5. Illustrations of the role that learning science and Backwards Design played in emphasizing and enhancing student self-directed learning and habits of mind that improve student performance of mastery on summative performance assessments.
  6. Examples of platform tools that prepare these programs for current and future revisions: outcomes and standards management; metadata creation and tagging; a robust LOR and course building platform; data collection, storage and analysis; and LMS agnostic course delivery.

Register now: https://virtualedition.cbexchange.org/index.php#


Jennifer Brock, Ph.D.

Associate Provost Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology, University of Phoenix

Jennifer Brock is the Associate Provost of Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology at the University of Phoenix. She oversees all areas of the Center for Teaching and Learning, including Instructional Design, Educational Technology and Multimedia, the University Library, and Research and Innovation. Previously she served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bryan University, and at Rio Salado College, both in Tempe, Arizona. She was also the Principal Investigator of several grants related to educational technology and online learning. Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University.

Kate Parker

Vice President Higher Education Content Services, LearningMate

As Vice President of Content Services for Higher Education, Kate oversees LearningMate’s global Content Development and Learning Design practices, supporting the creation, curation, and management of digital curricula, courses, and content. Kate has over 25 years of experience collaborating with innovative teachers, researchers, and institutions to design and support innovative, outcome-driven solutions to critical learning challenges. Prior to joining LearningMate, Kate was Publisher of Science at Macmillan Learning, where she signed, developed, and launched many market-leading life and physical sciences programs.

Nick Carbone

Director of Learning Design, LearningMate

Nick has over 30 years of experience in higher education. He has worked on curriculum development, instructional design, educational technology development, and faculty professional development. He has worked with academic programs on the creation or revision of online programs and courses since 2000. This work included designing the new courses and their pedagogies in ways that met emerging demands for accreditation, QEP, and outcomes-based assessment. His projects focused on applying findings from the science of teaching and learning so that data derived from student learning in the courses came from engagements that followed best practices in teaching and learning.


November 13, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST